Sheffield Cancer battle pair lace up for challenge

Helen Eberlin (left) and Jane Evans (right) get set for Run in the Park.
Helen Eberlin (left) and Jane Evans (right) get set for Run in the Park.
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TWO breast cancer survivors who became pals after battling the disease are donning their running shoes to raise money for the hospital where they were both treated.

Jane Evans and Helen Eberlin are taking part in Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity’s annual Run in the Park, which is happening in Graves Park in July and features both a 10k race and 3k fun run.

The duo met while taking part in the same event last year, quickly becoming firm friends - and now they have decided to step out again as a thank you gesture to the team who helped them during their diagnosis and treatment.

Helen, aged 66, from Carterknowle, said: “When Jane and I met last year, there was an instant connection between us as we knew we had both been through a similar experience.

“Running is something else we have in common as well, so it’s great to be taking part in the Run in the Park together this year.”

Jane, 52, from Nether Edge, added: “We’re hoping to get more people to run with us on the day. It’s important that other people show their support for the charity to ensure that the great work the hospital does can continue to help others in the future.”

Jane, who works for a motor neurone disease charity, was diagnosed in 2008 after discovering a lump in her breast.

Helen, a retired teacher, was diagnosed in 2010 and currently visits the hospital annually for check-ups.

■ For more information visit www.wphcancercharity.org.uk or call 0114 226 5370.